Your Complete Guide to Profhilo Treatment

Profhilo treatment is relatively new and it can be hard to stay on top of the many skincare treatments available, especially as new technologies continue to emerge onto the market. Most people are familiar with the most common types of injectables; anit-wrinkle injections and filler. While the traditional injectables are great for targeting specific skincare concerns, newer facial treatments like Sunkeos and Profhilo are filling the gaps when it comes to attaining a more youthful, supple appearance. Here, we take a closer look at Profhilo, known as the ‘injectable moisturiser’. With Profhilo it’s not about movement, volume or definition. It’s all about skin condition – hydration, strength and elasticity.

What is a Profhilo treatment?

Profhilo is a relatively new cosmetic injectable that works to increase the production of two structural components of our skin which deplete with age; collagen and elastin. It’s made from stabilised hyaluronic acid, known for its ability to draw and retain water, hydrating the skin over very long periods of time. 

What is Profhilo used for?

As we age, our skin cells aren’t able to replace those two components, collagen and elastin, as quickly as before. This results in a weakening of the structural integrity of the skin – it becomes less plump, less resilient, and less elastic. Profhilo can be used to target any area of the body where your skin lacks vitality and elasticity, with most commonly treated areas including the face, hands and décolletage. However, it’s important to note that Profhilo doesn’t add volume to a deficit area like a traditional filler. Rather, it remodels the substructure of the skin, returning it to a more youthful condition. 

What are the effects of a Profhilo treatment?

Anyone over the age of 28-30 can expect to see improved skin strength, resilience, elasticity, firmness and hydration. It’s popular among men and women alike, with impactful results seen across all patient profiles.

Profhilo is fast becoming the number one treatment for patients in their 50’s. We’re finding patients with this age profile and skin condition see fantastic results with notable improvement in skin condition.

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Profhilo is sometimes called “The Injectable Moisturiser”

How long does Profhilo treatment take?

At Amara, the initial clinically recommended Profhilo treatment is done across two sessions, one month apart. Consultation and assessment for suitability take about 10-15 minutes, and the actual treatment is about the same. As such, we allocate 30 minutes for each of these initial sessions.

Top-ups are performed in single sessions every six to nine months and usually only take 20mins.

How long does Profhilo last?

Following the second treatment, impactful results should last for approximately six months. This is patient dependent. 

Is Profhilo better than other injectables?

It depends on your particular concern. Anti-wrinkle injections are a muscle-relaxing treatment that targets specific dynamic wrinkles, e.g. crow’s feet or frown lines. Profhilo is used to improve the overall elasticity of the skin, resulting in a more supple appearance. Used together, they will produce even greater results.

Profhilo is different to anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.

Can Profhilo be used under the eyes?

When you receive a treatment of Profhilo at Amara, we’ll inject the product into five specific points on the face. Known as Bio Aesthetic Points (BAPs), these are the areas where Profhilo is known to produce its best results and improve the condition of your skin. The five BAPs don’t include the immediate undereye area, however if dark circles are an issue for you, you might be a candidate for Sunekos.

Can anything go wrong with Profhilo?

Though there’s a risk involved with all cosmetic procedures, Profhilo only targets the dermis (upper level of skin) and is considered low-risk.  

All of our doctors and nurses have been trained is all aspects of Profhilo treatment.

Interested? Our experienced team is waiting to talk. Call us today on +353 (1) 676 1074 or fill out our contact form to get in touch. 

By Ronan Butler